Obituary – Gregg, Jay O’Dell

Class of 1958

1958 Maroon SpotlightJay Gregg
Jay Gregg

F.F.A. 55-58; F.F.A. Secretary 56-57; F.F.A. President 57-58; Football 55-58; Wrestling 55-58; Baseball 55-58; Assembly 55-56; Class President 56-57; National Honor Society 56-57; Annual King Attendant 56-57; Football Co-Captain 57-58; Student Council 57-58; Student Council President 57-58; Lettermen’s Club President 57-58; Boys State 57-58; Junior Rotarian 57-58; Band Queen Escort 55-56; Wrestling Queen Escort 57-58.

Jay O’Dell Gregg

October 29, 1939 – August 31, 1988

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of Christ in Broken Arrow for Jay 0. Gregg, 48, Broken Arrow, formerly of Perry. Interment will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Grace Hill cemetery in Perry, under direction of Christian Funeral home of Broken Arrow. Mr. Walter Buchanan will officiate.

Gregg died unexpectedly Wednesday while playing racquetball in a Broken Arrow fitness center. He was born Oct. 29, 1939, in Sequin, Texas, and was reared and received his secondary education in Perry public schools of which he is a 1958 graduate. He attended the University of Oklahoma at Norman on a wrestling scholarship, and later switched to baseball. He graduated from the Oklahoma University School of Law in 1970, then moved to Tulsa where he practiced until moving his practice to Broken Arrow in April of this year.

Gregg was active in Broken Arrow in the Little League Baseball association for which he served as a coach and past president. He also coached little league football and soccer. He attended the Broken Arrow Church of Christ and is a former member of the First Christian church of Perry.

He was married March 17, 1973, in Tulsa to Lee Carter, who survives. Other survivors include one son, Stephen Gregg, of the home; two daughters, Kimberly Gregg of the home, and Kara Lee Gregg, who is attending Arizona State university in Tempe, Ariz.; his father and step-mother, C. 0. and Lue Gregg, Perry; four sisters, Janie Hanner, Owasso, Judy Harrah, Seguin, Texas, Joyce Rupp, Perry, and Jayne Buckley, Eureka Springs, Ark.

A trust fund has been established for his children, Kimberly and Stephen.